About the Designer
Philippe Starck France (1949 - )
He remembers having spent his childhood under his father's drawing tables, passing hours stitching, cutting, gluing and grinding, disassembling bicycles, motorbikes and other objects. Endless hours, an entire life spent dismantling and reassembling anything that fell into his hands, reconstructing his surrounding world. He continues to shake the traditions and culture of the world's major cities, with the interior design of the restaurant at Hong Kong's Peninsula Hotel (1994), the Teatron in Mexico (1995), the Delano Hotel a Miami (1995), the Modrian in Los Angeles (1996), the Asia de Cuba restaurant in New York (1997), as well as an entire series of ongoing projects in London and elsewhere. His skill lies in being able to transform instantly the object of the commission into a place filled with charm, pleasure and encounters. He tirelessly modifies everyday life, exalting the deepest roots of existence in his changes. His increasing fascination with life has now led him to create clothes, underwear, footwear, glasses, food, and always with the conviction that his design respects nature and the future of humankind. In the exhibits of museums all around the world, in Paris, New York, Munich, London, Chicago, Kyoto and Barcelona, his work is considered to be that of a master. He has received numerous prizes and awards: designer of the year, the Oscar de luminaire (1980), the title of Officier des Artes et des Lettres (1985), Compasso d'Oro ADI (2001), Show Boats in Munich (2003), and many others.
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|Chair Design: Arm chair||Frame Finish: 1: Black|
|Frame Finish: 2: Green||Frame Finish: 3: Grey|
|Frame Finish: 4: Red||Frame Finish: 5: White|
|Frame Finish: 6: Yellow||Upholstered: Yes|
|Frame Material: Plastic||Style: Contemporary|
|Arms Included: Yes||Commercial Use: Yes|
|Eco-Friendly: Yes||Country of Manufacture: Italy|
A creative team of world famous designers including Ferruccio Laviani, Alberto Meda and Philippe Stark, together with Kartell, have developed a special intuition through dialogue and the continual exchange of design ideas. This has served to establish a perfect equilibrium between the designers' project experience, their ability to and the demands of the company.
In its 55 years of existence, Kartell has won prestigious international awards including 9 Gold Compass awards. Today Kartell exports 75 percent of its products to 85 countries worldwide. Lasting success and a daring challenge on the market combine with the continual desire to innovate and reinvent.
Best outdoor patio furniture!
Patti from Miami Beach, FL – Verified Buyer
These are the best outdoor seats and i have 6 plus the Bubble sofa. Living near saltwater on the bay they are stylish, modern and can take the sun and saltwater. Very easy to clean and after adding cushions even more comfortable. Love these!
Marisol from San Nicolás de los Garza, – Verified Buyer
Beautiful Classic style but made from plastic therefore it looks like high quality outdoor furniture! Just got sick of seeing to much wicker outdoors these look great at my terrace
Robyn from Spring, TX – Verified Buyer
Just not very comfortable. Definitely need cushions and pillows. Wear well in weather
Frances from Gates Mills, OH – Verified Buyer
Great looking, a conversation piece and it is also comfortable.
Lisa Cowley from Florida
We first sat in this chair in Mexico. It was comfortable even without a cushion. The finish (black) is really quite pretty. We are using it outside. The bold look is impressive. This is a true winner.
Kartell Bubble Club Chair
Randi from Denver, CO – Verified Buyer
Fantastic iconic modern chair. Has become the conversation piece of the neighborhood. Looks great in my outdoor setting.
Not uv friendly and poor mold design
Ray from Fort Lauderdale
We purchased 4 of these chairs for our pool deck in Florida. Note we purchased them locally and not from allmodern. The first year they were great. The look was what we wanted and they were a joy to sit in. By the end of the first year, they had faded quite a bit but that was ok with us as they still looked good and were functionally great. During the second year, the seats on 3 of the 4 chairs had separated from the sides or back. There is a groove between the seat and the side and all 3 separated in the groove. On examination we noticed the amount of material/plastic in this area was too thin to handle the weight of a person plus the flex that's inherent in the design. Although the chairs are a great design, the molds they were made in are not. By the end of year 3, we had thrown away all 4 chairs, a good sum of money.
nikki from Dallas, TX
I BOUGHT FOUR OF THESE FOR MY GARDEN PATIO AREA. THEY ARE COMFORTABLE, EXTREMELY DURABLE AND SUPER EASY TO CLEAN, JUST USE A CUSHION AND YOU HAVE YEARS OF USE. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THESE. I FIRST SAME THEM AT A CITY FUNCTION AND KNEW THEY HAD TO BE DURABLE. THANKS! NIKKI
Don't buy, common problem in mold design
David Keith from Arlington, VA
This is an awful product. Something I would not expect from such a brand. The seats and sofas ordered as a set for our garden arrived with the seats separated from the sides on one set and from the back on the other. The groove created just gets worse with time. I have seen this problem reported in other reviews on All Modern (and elsewhere). I don't know if this is a bad batch or an overall design defect. Don't buy this product.
Fabulous and fun!
Trish the Designer from Kansas City, Mo. – Verified Buyer
I bought 4 chairs for clients to use on their balcony at their office because they are Denny Crane fans. They are comfortable and so much fun to see out on the balcony. People get excited when they encounter them for the first time. The only negative comment is that they stain on the seat from the rain.